sporran

sporran

[spor-uhn]
noun
(in Scottish Highland costume) a large pouch for men, commonly of fur, worn, suspended from a belt, in front of the kilt.

Origin:
1745–55; < Scots Gaelic sporan; compare Irish sparán purse

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sporran (ˈspɒrən)
 
n
a large pouch, usually of fur, worn hanging from a belt in front of the kilt in men's Scottish Highland dress
 
[C19: from Scottish Gaelic sporan purse; compare Irish Gaelic sparán purse, Late Latin bursa bag]

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sporran
1818, from Gaelic sporan, Irish sparan "purse," of uncertain origin. Familiarized by Walter Scott (first attested in "Rob Roy").
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